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MARIETTA ITS TKHMISPS.
THE HOUSE REFUSES TO RECON
SIDER ITS ACTION.
Mr. Russell, of Clarke, Makes the Mo
tion-The People of North Georgia
Particularly Interested in the Scheme
—Several Bills Passed by the Senate.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16. —In the Senate
to-day Mr. Pringle, of the Twentieth, sub
mitted a memorial address to the Legisla
ture by the Woman’s Christian Temperance
Union of Georgia, petitioning an appropria
tion of $5,000 for the purpose of establish
ing in the city of Atlanta a home for such
fallen women as give evidences of repent
ance and a desire to return to the pat hs of
virtue. The petition was road and referred
to a special committee of ten. Under a sus
pension of the rules the following bills were
put on their passage:
To ratify the consolidation of the Augusta
and Knoxville and the Port Royal and
Western Carolina railroads. Passed.
A bill to incorporate the Augusta Steam
boat Company passed.
A bili to amend the charter of the Ex
change Bank of Macon so as to provide for
the election of a Vice President, deline his
duties, etc., passed.
A bill to amend an act prescribing the
manner of issuing license for the sale of
liquor in the counties of Jefferson, Burke
ami Washington, so as to extend its pro
visions to Richmond county, passed.
A bill to incorporate the Bank of Cuth
A bill to amend section 4251 of the Code
A bill to incorporate the Atlantic, At
lanta and Great Western Railroad and
Navigation Company passed.
A bill for the protection of game, song
birds and insectivorous birds in the county
of Telfair passed.
A bill to submit the question of the sale
of liquors to the qualified voters of the towns
of Calhoun and Resaca, in Gordon county,
A bill to make all county officials incom
petent to sit on grand juries during their
terms of office was laid on the table.
A bill to incorporate the Albany Savings
A bill to incorporate the Austell Banking
A bill to incorporate the Citizens Bank of
The Senate adjourned to Monday.
In the Hpuse.
In the House to-day Mr. Russell, of Clarke,
moved to reconsider the action of the House
on indefinitely postponing the bill to amend
the charter of the Marietta and North
Georgia railroad. Mr. Russell hoped the
House would reconsider its action. \Vhen we
give it out to the people of Georgia it goes
out of the State that the Legislature is com
mitted to monopoly as a policy and is op
posed to railroad building simply because a
road comes in contact with the State road,
we may not hojre for any influx of capital
from other parts of the Union.
Mr. Lumsden, of White, hop'd the
measure would Is- reconsidered in justice to
the people of North Georgia.
Mr. Atkinson, of Coweta, was tired of the
House being bothered with this bill, for
three times has this House said it is opposed
to this measure, and yet with brazen ef
frontery we are again asked to take it up.
The principal advocates of the bill were a
lot of Boston capitalists and the railway of
Atlanta. He could tell the people that the
freight rates would be lowered from Mari
etta to Atlanta regardless of this. It was
the policy of the State when the Marietta
and North Georgia railwav was chartered
to make it a feeder to the Western and At
lantic, and not to bring it into competition
Mr. Howell, of Fulton—ls it the owners
of the Marietta and North Georgia railroad
who come here to advocate this measure, or
is it the people of North Georgia who desire
Mr. Atkinson—l’ll tell von who it is. It
is Atlanta that asks it. When the bill came
up before the committee 1 defied the adv o
cates of the bill to bring a representative
from the section to be affe -tost who wanted
the measure to pass, ami tuey couldn't do it,
no, sir—it is Atlanta, who can, and no one
Mr. Smith, of Glynn—You say it was the
understanding that this road should be a
feed-r to the Western ami Atlantic rail
road." Show me any such agreement in
the act organizing the road.
Mi". Atkinson—l refer the geutleman to
the acts of 1870. The capitalists who now
own the road had taken it out
of the hands of the original owners,
ami when they purchased it they
knew that the St ite had granted the char
ter with a view of making it a feeder to
the Western and Atlantic railroad. Be not
deceived by the liewsoapers. I well re
member wliou they wore almost a unit for
modifying the Rail mad Commission’s (low
ers. They had led many noble men into
the opposition to the commission, but no
sooner had this been accomplished than the
“master” deserted them.
HISTOKY REPEATS ITSELF.
History sometimes rei>eats itself, ami in
this case it may come true. Lot us not talc
the voice of tiie newspapers in this matter.
He had heard that the voice of “the people
was the voice of (rod,'' but never yet that
*‘tne voice of newspapers - ’ was “the voice
of God. - ’ Beware of the voice of the news
papers, for if you follow them you will do
wrong to the .State, wrong tothe'pooplc and
wrong to yourself.
Mr. Way, of Liberty, wuuted to eo on
ree >rd now and forever as iieing in favor of
this bill. The cause of the opponents was
bo weak that they appeal to the fears of the
members. He denied that the extension of
this road would injure the Western and
Atlantic railroad. Toe Hast Tennessee,
Virginia aid Georgia railroad was the road
that would be seriously hurt.
Mr. Clay, of Cobb, rose and said that the
House would boar him out that he had oecu-
Sed but a little of the time of the House.
enoe he hud not made any speech in favor
of the bill, but sai l “that the gentleman
from Barlow may know mv views, I will
now give them. 1 favor the substitute, but
would not vote for the original bill. J lx>-
lievo the Marietta and North Georgia rail
roud is coining to Atlanta. If it fails to
come bv legislative charter, it will still
come. The substitute provides for the road
to be constructed at> i ojierated through the
central is irtiou of Marietta, and prevent■>
the road from coming to Atlanta on the
track of the Western and Atlantic railroad,
either by contract or otherwise. The
friends of the measure have resolved the
sulwtitute. and. believing that this substi
tute will serve the interest
of those I represent, I support
the substitute. In doing so the future will
demonstrate that lam right. I understand
that the rood lugi made arrangements to
come to Atlanta regardless of this charter,
and I see in this substitute ample pro,ac
tion to those that J represent. I lielievo the
Legislature should ileal with this question
just us if an individual owned the State
road. Hail mad* are built for the interest,
of the people. The more railrouds you
liave, the more competition yon liavo, the
cheaper are freight rates, and you thus
benefit the lieopin.”
Mr. Harrell, of Wetwtur. opposed the mo
tion to reconsider. The people of Georgia
were the stockholders of the State rood. It
was their pio|s*rty which wa-to be albx tod
The question wus one purely financial. He
believed when the manlier* thought of the
matter they woubt agree with him. It was
u matter of dollar and cents.
Mr. Smith, of Gynn. favored ruoowiidor
oiloii. \\ liat is the I met question In regard
*" finance*, to exclude toreigu <■•111101 l
cause it will come in oontaet with the Stale
or to let it ill U> develop n new w-ctlon •
Mr. Glenn, of Whitfield, ton) tin* |imitil##
of Northeast Georgia were tint consult,*!
alssit tin* matter. Noli sly was ivueiitel
but thi director* of tile Marietta and North
tiiorgm railrtaul and lit* Ur-preennUtivi*
The motion to reconsider was tabled by a
vote of 74 to 61.
Mr. Black, of Gordon, introduced a reso
lution for adjournment Oct. 6, and for the
ap]S)intinent of a committee to investigate
the condition of business. They were ro
LEGISLATORS NOT BRIBED.
More Testimony in the Marietta and
North Georgia Case.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16.—The Marietta
and North Georgia Committee met this
afternoon and to-night. The witnesses ex
amined were Judge C. J. Welborn, \V. M.
Simmons, Carter Tate and Abe Kinsey.
Nothing was excited from either of tin' wit
nesses which indicated that any corrupt or
improper means were used to secure the
(Kissage <>l the resolution under investiga
tion. Messrs. Welborn and Simmons were
here during the session of the Legislature.
Mr. Welbom’s expenses were paid by Mr.
Eager. Mr. Simmons hail been attorney
for the roud for years, and was laid for his
services, covering fifty-one days, about
Mr. Tate was a member of the legisla
ture. He favored the resolution and worked
for it, but knew o! no improper means used
to influence members. It had been charged
that there was trading of votes on different
bills. It was charged that ho lmd trailed
his vwte to the Railroad Commission bill
and school of technology bill to get votes for
this resolution. Mr. Tate said these charges
were untrue and unfounded.
Gen. Phillips, who referred to certain pa
pers in his testimony yesteiilny,wu.s recalled.
Of these one w:i- # a contract made in Boston
lot ween Mr. Eager and the Marietta and
North Georgia road, in which Mr. Eager
assumed all the obligations of the road, in
cluding the binds due to the State, took
the convicts and was to complete the road
to Murphy, N. C., UO miles. Ho was to re
ceive SO,(XX) per mile, first mortgage
bonds, $4,000 second mortgage and
SIB,OOO in the capital stock
per mile. Mr. Kinsey testified that when
Mr. Pulsifei", Mr. Eager, his brother and
himself took the road it was in sorry condi
tion, not worth half its debt to the State.
They Nad put in now about $600,000. He
was in Atlanta during the last, Legislature,
looking after his interest in the road, but
knew of nothing done improperly to influ
ence the Legislature.
DR. GARDNER CONVICTED.
A Fine of $1 .000 and One Year on the
Chain-Gang His Sentence.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16.—The trial of
Dr. G. W. Gardner, charged with fornica
tion, which has occupied the attention of
the City Court for the week, was concluded
this morning, the jury returning a verdict
of guilty. Judge Van Epps then ordered
the defendant to pay a fine of $1 .(XX) and in
addition to serve a term of twelve months
in the county chain-gang. The defendant
was found guilty of being criminally inti
mate with Mary Hunt, a colored servant in
his house. She was held for the same
offense at the last term of court, and ad
judged guilty. Her sentence was to pay a
fine of S3(X) and serve six months
on the public works of this
county. She gave bond, and her
case has been appealed. When the court
pronounced its sentence in the Gardner case
to-day Gen. Gartell and Col. Rufus Arriola,
counsel for the defendant, announced their
intention of making a motion for anew
trial. They also filed a motion for arrest
of judgment on the ground that the notice
requires that defendants shall be indicted by
the grand jury of the county in which they
reside before they can be held upon the
cliai gv of fornicati m, which was not done
in this case, the defendant being tried upon
the accusation of Wort Cobb, based upon a
warrant sworn out by him. Dr. Gardner
has been living in Atlanta for twelve years.
He came here from Savannah.
STATE CAPITAL SIFTINGS.
Drug Stores Must Pay SIO,OOO if they
Sell Domestic Wines.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16.—The Comp
troller General has just decided an interest
ing question touching the rights of drug
gists under the Felton bill, to sell domestic
wines. The city has been giving them a
license until now, and Recorder Anderson,
acting as their attorney, has called on the
Comptroller to find out how they will
stand under the new law. He rules that
they will stand with the wine rooms and
l>ay the SIO,OOO tax if they sell domestic
The Rome railroad made its annual re
turn to-day to the Comptroller. The prop
erty is put down at $117,133 and the income
at SO2O 85.
The Comptroller has been served with a
subpoena to Washington Superior Court for
Sept. 28. a.s a witness in the case of the State
vs. Jesse Robson, late Tax Collector, who is
under indictment for embezzlement.
MILLED SEVILLE’S ASYLUM.
The Legislative Committee Resumes
Milt.edgeville, Sept, lfi.—The joint
committee of both houses of the Legislature
that was expected to return on Monday last
to complete t.hoir investigation of the
asylum, which they did not finish in their
first, session, alxjut a fortnight ago, arrived
at Milledgeville Wednesday evening, and
Thursday morning went out to the asylum
to finish their work. Hon. M. Pringle, for
some cause, did not come, but Col. Livings
ton has taken his place on the committee
They examined several of the trustees and
the gardener this morning on the charge of
excessive amounts paid to certain employes,
and discrepancies Between expenses of dif
ferent years, all of which was explained
satisfactorily to the committee.
Vesterday being the day for the opening
by the Steward of bids for the quarter’s sup
plies for the asylum, the committee ad
journed at 12 o’clock noon to witness the
opening of the bids. So much has lieen said
by enemies of the institution, and so many
insinuations made, that this committee is
determined to leave no stone unturned, and
go into the most minute matters in their in
vestigatfan, so that the jxiople of Georgia
may know the facts as they really exist, ss.>
far it appears that instead of any blame the
officers will receive from this committee the
most flattering approval and commenda
tion for their able muiagementof the grave
responsibility imposed u|m>ii them.
Thomasvill*, Ga., Sept. 10.—The
South Gsei-gia Agricultural College
opened this week with 100 students,
over double the number of
matriculates at the sajno time last year.
This is no surprise to the friends of the col
lege. Thomas county lias always sent as
many or more boys to the State University
than anv other county in the State. The
South Georgia Agricultural College has al
ways been u better feeder to the university
than any of the other branch colleges.
The citizens of Thoniaaville have given the
campus and college building to the State.
This property is worth from Ilfi.OOO to #2O,
000. The building is not completed inside
and an appropriation is asked to finish it.
Why should the State not give to the South
Georgia Agricultural College what it lias
given to the North Georgia Agricultural
College is a question our iieople would like
Gin and Store House Burned.
Alhany, Ga., Sept. 10.—The gin and
cotton store house 011 the farm of .lordan
lfarriwiii, five mile* rust of this place, were
fired by Incendiaries early this morning.
Twenty-nine bates of cotton were destroyed.
The loss l* #2.0011, with 110 iiiHiirHiieo.
Montoohkuy, Ala.. Sept. lit—The
Htati' Agricultural and M<*'liauma! College
at Auburn, w hich wax burned In June, ha*
bs'ii rebuilt, and laid the biggest opening
to da v In it* history
THE MORNING NEWS: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1887.
SEVEN JAIL BIRDS FLY.
The Deputy Overpowered When He
Went to Feed Them.
Lumber City, Ga., Sept. 16.—Seven
prisoners escaped from the county jail at
noon here to-day, two whites and five
negroes. The escape was well planned.
One negro concealed himself behind a cor
ridor door, which Deputy Jailor Jessie
Haynes had to open to give the prisoners
their dinner, and when the door was opened
i sprang upon Mr. Haynes, forcing him back,
! and raising the bar, which liberated the
other prisoners from the cells. They all
attacked Mr. Haynes and overpowered, him
and locked him in the outer apartment of
the jail, where he remained until some
school children let him out. One of the
prisoners, L. J. Kiehens (white), from
Montgomery county, who is almost blind,
was captured a short distance from town.
It is supposed that Killebrew, the white
preacher, who was committed a few days
ugo for cheating and swindling, planned the
Gen. Sebring Chastises a Negro—Drops
Dead in the Street.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 16.—Gen.
W. H. Sebring, of Levy county, who is
now a resident of Jacksonville, severely
pounded a negro to-duy for the latter’s im
pudence. The negro had the General ar
rested, but he gave bail, and in return had
the negro arrested.
Freni Hazzard, a young white man of
respectable parentage, was arrested to-day
for stealing a gold watch from a room
A gypsy queen has appeared in Jackson
ville, and pitched her tent in the Everett
House park. She states that she is a for
tune teller, ami to-day her tent was crowded
with credulous white and negro women.
At 8 o’clock this evening excitement was
caused on Hogan street, near Bay, by the
sudden death of Chester A. Greenleaf, a
wealthy citizen of Springfield, Mass.
He was walking down the street, and .sud
denly fell dead on the sidewalk. Death was
caused by heart disease.
Efficiency of the Fire Department-
Pensacola, Fla., Sept,. 16.—The Pensa
cola fire department, white only a volunteer
organization, is making strenuous efforts to
place itself in astatoof efficiency that cannot
be excelled by paid departments. On one
or two occasions it has prevented extensive
conflagrations. On one recent occasion it
turned out in less than fifty seconds and had
a stream of water on the fire in a very" short
period, which rendered the fire insignificant.
The Criminal Court of this county after
a session of five days, during which fifty
nine cases were tried and a large number of
convictions effected, adjourned to-day. The
rapid and effective manner in winch the
court disposed of its docket is a compliment
to Judge J. C. Avery, presiding, and Solici
tor J. E. Yonge. Saranel Glass charged
with firing his place was acquitted.
Mr. Glass is an old and respectable gentle
man of the community" and has many
friends who are pleased at the result.
BREAKS IN BUSINESS.
Type Founders Assign—Collapse of a
Bank at Corry.
Baltimore, Sept. 16.—John Ryan & Cos.,
type founders, today executed a deed of
trust for the benefit of their creditors to
William A. Fisher, trustee, who gave bond
in S4O,(XX), indicating assets amounting to
$20,000. The firm has been in business forty
years and has always stood well. They say
that depression in business and bad debts
caused the failure.
CLOSING A BANK.
Corry. Pa., Sept. 16.—The doors of the
First National Bank were closed this morn
ing at 9 o’clock by Bank Examiner Young.
it is impossible to learn the financial con
dition of the concern.
Everything is quiet, there being little ex
citement on the streets.
The matter of the Clarke & Warner Oil
Company, of this place, making an assign
ment of their works to F. E. Miilks, cashier
of the bank, yesterday, for a consideration
of $130,000, caused a few small depositors to
draw out yesterday afternoon. It is thought
that the bank had become entangled with
the oil firm and that this was the cause of
POPE & BRO.’S FAILURE.
York, Sept. 16.—T. J. Pope &
Bro.’s failure (metal merchants) appears to
be much larger than it was at first thought.
The liabilities will probably amount to
$800,(XX), a large part of which, it is said, is
on accommodation paper. The assignee de
clared that the firm would pay from 75c. to
100 c. on the dollar.
A Candy Manufactory Burned.
Chicago, Sept. 16. —The extensive candy
manufactory of Muton E. Page & Cos.,
Nos. 211 and 213 Lake street, was totally
destroyed by fire last night. The loss is
ICE WORKS BURNED.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 10.—A special
to the Adrertiser from Eufaula reports the
burning of the Eufaula ice works and the
grist mill attached. The loss is #7,000, anil
the insurance SB,OOO.
flames in a mine.
Shamokin, Pa., Sept. 18.—Fire was
discovered this evening in the third
level near the bottom of the shaft
of tho Luke Fuller Colliery. Mine
Boss Bryan Dennan and Assist
ant Mat Framan are imprisoned in the
mine, and all attempts to rescue them have
failed, as the mine is full of gus and smoke.
The extent of the fire cannot be ascertained
at present. ,
SEVERAL STORES BURNED.
I Shreveport La., Sept. 10.—Fire last
night destroyed tho store occupied by Per
] rin A Ziegler, commission merchants, in
which was stored agricultural implements
and hardware belonging to S. N. Conway;
the store occupied by William Enders &
Son, furniture dealers; Furman & Hamil
ton, wholesale grocers; H. N. McKellar,
commission merchant, and J. H. Prescott,
insurance agent, sustained damage by
water. The total loss is estimated at
United Labor Party Inspectors.
Neiv York, Sept. 10.—Commissioner Mo
Clave, at a meeting of the Police Board to
day, appointed 812 Henry George (United
Labor party) insjieetors of election. Com
missioner MoClnvc is a Republican, mid
claimed that he had a right to make the ap
pointnwnt as the chosen representative of
.the George party. The Democratic Com
missioners lodged a formal complaint
against the action of the Republican Com
missioners. Irving Hall and the Socialists
had each put in u claim for inspectorships.
Will Probably Bea Commissioner.
Washington. Sept, lfi.—There is reason
to believe that Dr. Francis Wharton, of
Philadelphia, now Law Officer of the De
|rtment of State, will be onoof the Ameri
can Commissioners to meet the Chamber
lain Fisheries Commission in November.
A Convenient Infirmity.
From the Detroit Free /Vri.i.
A citizen was using n telephone in a store
on Woodward avenue the other day and lie
“M|H*ak louder—can’t hear- -stand closer
| —can't catch u word to save my life!”
“It seems queer tliut you are t>othori>d so
I mu h," said the owner of the 'phone os lie
came up. "Aren't you a little deaff”
. "'Hli' Its ail right,” said the man. “The
1 fellow at the <ilber end is a creditor of mini,
! ami he wants to know if I can pay him $25
Anything needed for Men * wear at Bel-
I sill o-r's, 24 Whitaker kti'int.
His Creditors Well Secured by Wheat
San Francisco, Sept. 14 —William
Dresljach, one of the chief manipulators of
the recently collapsed wheat deal, has filed
with the County Recorder a full statement
meat of his liabilities and assets.
Among the creditors who loaned
Dresbach are the following, who are
well secured by wheat, which if sold
at present prices would cover the claims:
C. H. Kaufman SIOO,OOO, Searles & Stone
S3B6,(XX), Staub & Cooper $75,000, Charles
F. Reed $650,000, Abby M. Parrott $300,000,
Starr & Cos. $48,000. London, Paris and
American Bank SI4O,(XX), Blun, Baldwin &
Following this statement is given a list
of wheat contracts whereby Dresbach
agreed to receive 80,000 tons
of wheat from varioas parties
at prices ranging from $1 70 per cental to $2
per cental, tlje current price now being
$1 25. The amounts due on these contracts
is in dispute.
a startling exhibit.
The most startling exhibit made in the
is the amount of money owing to the Nevada
Bank on promissory notes. The statement
shows that Dresbach owes the bank directly
$550,000. He also obtained from
the bank $6,000,000 on a guaranty given
by Charles F. Reed, so that he received
from the bank in various ways fully $6,500,-
0(KI. Retd, who appears as guarantee for
this enormous loan, is a farmer of Yolo
county, in this State, and owns large tracts
of land there. How he satisfied the Nevada
bank is not stated. Mrs. Paran Stevens, of
New York, is his sister, and he has
other wealthy relatives. In the list of assets
there is given a statement of fifty-seven
vessels bound for Liverpool, carrying 595,-
000 quarters of wheat. Dresbach drew upon
the consignees of this wheat in England lor
more than the present value of the cargoes,
and the assets, therefore, are of no value.
not much ready cash.
Among the other assets are $278 46 of
money on hand. There is also a book ac
count of $1,795,000, owing to Dresbach by
Johnston, Bosch & Cos., of England, but this
amount will not ite more than sufficient to
cover the losses sustained by this firm on the
advances made to cover losses on wheat
in Europe on account of Dresbach. Henry
Cobrough, of London, is also mentioned a.s
owing $717,000, but this is an estimated
value of the account, for the same reason
as stated in the case of Johnston, Bosch &
Cos. There are various other London ac
counts of less magnitude, but deemed
valueless. John Rosenfold is also quoted as
owing $107,000, He was a partner with
Dresbach, and this represents his share of
the loss on the joint account.
The summary shows as follows:
Money borrowed on wheat and secured $1,850,000
Owing to the Nevada Bank 6,5.53,000
Losses on contracts 300,000
Losses on cargoes en route 535,000
This makes a total indebtedness of mure
than $9,000,00.), which is practically unse
cured. ami which is supposed to approxi
mately represent the loss in the great deal.
Taken as a whole, the exhibit is regarded as
the most remarkable in the history of spec
ulntion in this country, and is accepted as a
confession of the necessity of the changes
which occurred three days ago in the direc
tory of the Nevada bank.
The Late Bishop Elliott.
The following letter, evidently by the
Bishop of New York, appeared in The Even
Sir. —The Evening Post of Aug. 31, in its
letter from your correspondent at Sewanee,
contained an announcement which came, I
\enture to think, to a large number of your
readers with tbe shock of a very painful
surprise. The death of Bishop Elliott, of
Western Texas, was certainly not antici
pated by his friends, and their sense of loss
in view.of it is at once profound and poign
So rare and noble a personality ought not
to be allowed to pass from among us with
out some expression of the grateful admira
tion and affection which it everywhere in
spired. Bishop Elliott was a Southerner of
the Southerners, tit inheritor of that kingly
dignity and sunny temper which were the
charm of his distinguished father, the late
Bishop of Georgia His attachment to his
“section,” aud to all its best traditions, was
as strong in his maturer years as in the first
fire of his youth. But Northern people
everywhere, aud of every fellowship, were
irresistibly attracted to him. I have before
me as I write a copy of a letter written to
him by a Presbyterian divine in New Eng
land, who hai only slightly known him in
San Antonio, which reads:
My Dear Brother: I read to-day in the San
Antonio Express of your lying very sick, with
little hope of recovery.
The announcement went to my heart, and I
cannot refrain from writing you anil tendering
you my cordial sympathy anil my pledge that 1
will daily make yon a subject of dally prayer
until I hear of a change in your ease. You may
think it strange t hat I should thus express my
self. In explanation allow me to say that,
though our acquaintance at San Antoiiio and
since was brief, yet there is a golden eord of
affinity that involuntarily binds some hearts to
gether. or to other hearts. I had learned to
love you, strange as it may seem, and the note
of your sickness gave me pain.
It was so wherever lie went. His knightly
courtesy, his invariable courage, his wis
dom, gentleness and contagious enthusiasm
conquered all hearts and made his presence
a power forgo vi i a every company. Ranch
men and teamsters, cowboys and soldiers
(he had been a soldier himself and hail, like
Frederick Robcrt on, a strong sympathy
with tho calling) wore among his warmest
friends and most eager listeners. His influ
ence among all classes was potent and last
ing, and the impress which he has left upon
the vast missionary field committed to his
eharge*will not soon be effaced
Perhaps the chief value of his character
and ministry, however, is to lie found in
their pre-eminent illustration of those he
roic qualities of which, by many, our age is
supposed to be conspicuously destitute.
Bishop Elliott was called by the church to a
field of singular hardship and discouraging
isolation, lie occupied it under conditions
which made it frequently necessary for him
to he the servant in his own household, to
cook the food for his family, and to per
form, sometimes, the most menial
offices. But he never referred to
this otherwise than playfully, and
what was more to the point he
never could be induced to surrender his
charge by any solicitations, however tempt
ing. Again and again overtures were made
to him from conspicuous dioceses in the
East, but neither to such pro|iositions nor
to those of his brethren of the House of
Bishops, that he should consent to transla
tion to a less laborious jurisdiction, would
he listen. “Dead on the field of battle,”
like that knightly soldier of Auvergne,
might, ulmost with literal truthfulness, be
answered at rob-call on his behalf. He
wont 11 wav, indee I, on<• and again in search
of health, but his heart was with his (lock,
and thoughts engrossed in his work.
Aud to-day, though lie rests from his
labors, his works follow him. Cut oil' while
still comparatively a young man, with the
large miu l'ar-seeing plans which he had
sketched out but little more than begun, his
memory will lx' an enduring power wherev
er he was known. Ilis singular grace and
charm of iierso.i ami Ixamtig, his ringing
voice and Kindling eloquence, his sc >rn of
all things liase and ignoble, his lofty conse
cration to tiie Master whose cull lie owned
and obeyed, nil these will live us mi image
of Ixciut v and nobleness, to adorn the i>age.x
of Christian history, and to provoke in
kindred souls a noble emulation.
IL C. P.
Lake I lucid, N. 1., Sept. 4.
Inspect lug Cotton.
New York, Wept. lfi. —The Board of
Malingers of the Cotton F.xchitngc decided
to day thatixitton should go direct from the
wareliou e to the insixx'tor, who mint leave
it open for iiuqiectioii for twenty-four hours.
The Classification Committee will get num
pii-s, which must !■ marked with the Idler
and glade, and laid away for future refer
ence. The decision of the hoard Will let
voted on bv 111 ■ in- >b r Monday
AMERICANS IN POLITICS.
The First Convention of the New Party
Now in Session.
Philadelphia, Sept. 16. —The first con
vention of the newly organized American
party was held in this city to-day, for the
purpose of nominating a national ticket.
About 150 delegates were present, and a
permanent organization was quickly effected
by the election of W. Horace Hepburn, of
Philadelphia, as chairman, and J. M. Mun
gou, also of this city, as secretary. After
the organization had been completed a mo
tion was mado that a committee of thirteen
on resolutions be appointed, and that all
resolutions offered be referred to the commit
tee without debate This motion caused quite
a row, in which George F. Edgar, of New
York, was the chief ligure on the opposing
side. He declared that the purpose of the
motion was entirely un-American and
savored strongly of gag law. After a
spirited debate the motion prevailed, and
Mr. Edgar promptly left the hall
as an expression of his dissat
isfaction. Ex-Senator Pomeroy, of
Kansas, addressed the delegates, and was
enthusiastically received. The convention
will continue in session to-morrow, when it
is expected by the officers that there will be
a mucji larger attendance of delegates.
The First Draft of the Constitution.
J. B. McMaster in Century Magazine.
On the committee to draft u constitution
were Gorham, Ellsworth, Jafcjs Wilson,
Randolph and John Rutledge; Of their
doings nothing is known save that, when
the convention assembled on the morning
of Monday, Aug. (i, each member was given
a copy of a draft of the Constitution, neatly
printed on ab. oadshle. The type was large.
The spaces between the lines were wide, that
interlineations might be made, and the mar
gin broad for noting amendments. A few of
these broadsides have been preserved, and,
when compared with the constitution, show
that the amendments were many and im-
Fartant. The draft provided that the
resident should be chosen by Congress,
should hold office during seven years, and
should never, in the whole course of his life,
have more than one term; the constitu
tion intends the President shall be chosen
by a body of electors, and puts
no limit to the number of liis terms. By
the draft he was given a title and was to
be called “His Excellency:” the constitution
provides for nothing of this kind. By the
draft he could be impeached by the House
of Representatives, but must be tried be
fore the Supremo Court; by the constitution
he must, when impeached, be tried
before the Senate. By the one he
need not be a native of the United
States; by the other he must. The
one made no provision for a Vice-President,
the other does. The other provided that
members of Congress should be paid by the
States that sent them; the other provides
that they shall be paid out of the national
treasury. In the draft, Senators were for
bidden to hold office under the authority
of the United States till they had been one
year out of the Senate; the
constitution makes no such require
ment. By the draft, Congress was
to have power to emit bills of credit, to elect
a Treasurer of the United States by ballot,
to fix the property qualifications of mem
bers, to pass navigation acts and to admit
new States if two-thirds of the members
present in each House were willing; none of
these powers are known to the
constitution. The draft provided but
one way of making amendments;
the constitution provides two. Nothing
was said in the draft about the passage of
ex post facto laws, about the suspenyon of
the habeas corpus, about granting patents
to inventors and copyrights to authors,
about Presidential electors or about ex
clusive jurisdiction over an area of ten miles
square. Provision was made for a clumsy
way of settling quarrels between States con
cerning jurisdiction and domain.
SUPREME COURT DOCKET.
Sttprcine Court of Georgia.
CLERK’S OFFICE, I
Atlanta, Ga. , Sept. 18, i 887. f
IT appears from the docket of the Supreme
Court of the State of Georgia, for the Octo
ber term, IRB7, that the order of circuits, with
number of cases from each county and from
the City Courts, is as follows:
Fulton 87 (2 continued), City Court of At
lanta 17 54
STONE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT.
DeKalb 9 , 9
Bulloch 1, Jefferson 1, Scriven 2, Tattnall 1,
Washington 10 15
Burke 1, Columbia 1, McDuffie 2, Richmond
10, City Court of Richmond county 6 20
Glasscock 1, Hancock 1. Madison 2, Ogle
thorpe 2, Taliaferro 2, Wilkes 2 10
Clarke 2, Gwinnett 4 (1 continued), Oconee 2. 7
Hall 8, Lumpkin 2 10
BLUE RIDGE CIRCUIT.
Cobb 3, Milton 2 5
Bartow 16 (2 continued), Catoosa 3, Dade 2,
Gordon 4, Murray 2, Whitfield 2 29
Floyd 4 (1 continuedi. Haralson 3, Polk 1. ... 8
Coweta 1, Douglas 2, CRy Court of Carroll
ton 7 10
Henry 1 (1 continued), Monroe 1. Newton 3,
I'ike 2, Rockdale 4, Spalding 1, Upson 1 13
Baldwin 4, Greene 8. Jasper 1, Putnam 1 9
Bibb 11 (2 continued), Houston 8 (2 con
tinued), Crawford 1. City Court of Macon
13 (1 continued) 28
Chattahoochee 1, Harris 4, Muscogee 11, Tal
bot 7, Taylor 1, City Court of Columbus 1 .. 26
Clay 3, Early 2. Quitman 2, Terrell 5 12
SOU PH WESTERN CIRCUIT.
Lee 2, Macon 8, Sumter 14 (1 continued) 19
Calhoun 2, Decatur 2, Dougherty 10. Mitchell
1, Worth 1 16
Brooks 1 1
Dodge 1, Dooly 1 U continua l), Irwin 1, Lau
rens 1, Montgomery 2. Pulaski 0 12
BRUNSWIG I CIRCUIT.
Appling I, Glynn 5, P even 2. Ware 2,Wayne 1. 10
Chatham 13, Effingham 1, City Court of Sa
vannah 12 28 1
Z. D. HARRISON,
Clerk Supremo Court of Georgia.
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
Hu 13. DAYIS,
Secretary and Manager of the Great South
ern Portrait Company.
\N Inspection of samples of our Portraits at
our office, with Davis Bros., 42 and 44 Hull
street, will g.en.ly interest those who routeiii- |
plate having small pictures of themselves, l heir
friends, living and deceased, copied and enlarged
in oil,, WATER COLOR, INDIA I .K, I’AS
TKLLK and CRAYON, We guarantee a per
fis t likeness mid excellence of work We have
ulKjut TWENTY DIFFERENT STYLES AND
GRADES IN SIZES oE ENLARGED POR
TRaITS fr*un Mx.o to 50x90, ftiiti our pricei. are
from fcltn thill each. EMPLOY FORTY ART-
Isis; I|.S*|l Iweiiiy-six years ill Hie business;
have a 0.0 a) uanrtle power ELECTRIC LIGHT,
and are fully prr|<ared with all proper e|iedt i
lion and .kill to exeeut* all orders promptly
und satisfactorily. We respn-tfiillv solicit your
order. L. R DAVIS,
Sis-retrv and Manager The Great Southern 1
Port nut Cos |
BROOKS.—The friends of Mr. and Mrs Tena
Brooks are cordially invited to atteud the
funeral of Mbs. Texa Brooks at their residence,
Jones street, between Price an. I East Broad
streets, at !0 o’clock THIS MORNING. The
Household of Ruth. No. 118 and 438, are cor
dially invited to attend. By order of Mrs. R.
Barns, M. N. G.; Mr. K Bally, It. N. G.
attention! TBATHUIK) MEN!
There will lie a meeting of Savannah Post D,
of the TRAVELERS’ PROTECTIVE ASSOCIA
TION. at Screven House, on Sept. 20th. at 7:30
p. m.. to perfect the organization of the Post.
All traveling men, or these who sell goods by
samples or otherwise on the “road,” are ur
gently requested to attend -also wholesale mer
chants and manufacturers who employ
travelers, as the merits of our associa
tion will be fully shown at this meeting.
All travelers who join us on this occasion will
be admitted as charter members. Attendance
of members from adjoining cities is also re
quested. DEAN NEWMAN, President.
Sid. A. Pi’chsi.ey, Jr.. Secretary and Treasurer.
We yesterday received anew lot of HEBREW
NEW YHAR NOVELTIES in English, German
and Hebrew, and invite our friends and patrons
to give us a call.
KUCKUCK & SEEMANN,
94 Broughton Street.
For Lunch to-night. Clam Chowder. Shrimp
Salad and other Delicacies, at the
149 Congress Street.
All are invited.
THE GREAT SOUTHERN POiTtRAIT
COMPANY, SAVANNAH, GA.
L. B. Davis, Secretary and Manager, 42 and 44
Bull street., would respectfully suggest that the
holidays are coming, and a very acceptable
present will be a fine Portrait of yourself or
some friend finished in Oil, Water Color, India
Ink, Pastelle or Crayon. Our work we guarantee
in perfect likeness and excution. Call aud ex
amine samples and oblige.
Neither the captain nor consignees of the
British steamship “Marion,” whereof Jeffels
is master, will be responsible for any debts
contracted by the crew.
A. MINIS & SONS,
NOTICE TO DELINQUENT WATER
CITY TREASURER’S OFFICE.)
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 14, 1887. J
Unless your water rent, past due since July
Ist, is paid without further delay, the supply of
water will be shut off from your premises with
out further notice.
C. S. HARDEB, Citv Treasurer.
DR. HENRY 8 COLDINU,
Office corner Jones and Drayton streets.
THE MORNING NEWS
STEAM PRINTING HOUSER
3 Whitaker Street.
The Job Department of the Morning News,
JOB AND BOOK PRINTING,
LITHOGRAPHING AND ENGRAVING,
BOOK BINDING AND ACCOUNT BOOK
is the most complete in the South. It is thorough
ly equipped with the most improved machinery,
employs a large force of competent workmen,
and carries a /ull stock of papers of all
These facilities enable the establishment to
execute orders for anything in the above lines
at the shortest notice and the lowest prices con
sistent with good work. Corporations, mer
chants, manufacturers, mechanics and business
men generally, societies and committees, are
requested to get estimates from the MORNING
NEWS STEAM PRINTING HOUSE before send
ing their orders abroad. J. 11. ESTILL.
ULMER’S LIVER CORRECTOR.
This vegetable preparation is invaluable for
the restoration of tone and strength to the sys
tem. For Dyspepsia, Constipation and other
ills, caused by a disordered liver, it cannot be
excelled. Highest prizes awarded, and in
dorsed by eminent medical men. Ask for Ul
mer’s Liver Corrector and take no other. $1 00
a bottle. Freight paid to any address.
B. F. ULMER, M.’D„
Pharmacist. Savannah, Ga.
Savannah, Sept. 10. 1887.
HAVING sold out my Wood business to Mr.
W>H. CONNEKAT, I wish to thank tny
friends for their kind jmtronage liestowed upon
me in the past, and would ask a continuance of
the same to tny suceessoi.
M. S. BAKER.
I WISH to inform my friends and the public
generally that I have purchased the entire
Wood interest of Mr. M. S. BAKER, and would
be pleased to supply them with Wood of all
kinds, promising to give satisfaction.
W. II CONNERAT.
Telephone No. 218.
A7ST B A CO N,
Planing Mill, Lumber and Weed Vard,
Liberty and East Broad sts., Savanuab, Ga.
\LL Planing Mill work correctly anil prompt
ly done. Good stock Dressed and Bough
Lumber. FIRE WOOD, Oak. Pine, Light wood
and Lumber Kindlings.
NEW HOTEL TOGNI,
(Formerly St. Mark's.!
Newnan Street, near Bay, Jacksonville, Fla.
WINTER AND BUMMER.
I*' H E MOST central House in the city. Near
Post Office, Street Cars and all Ferries.
New ami Elegant Furniture. Electric Bells,
Baths, Etc. 50 to $3 per day.
JOHN B. TOONL Proprietor.
DUB’S SCBEVEN HOUSE.
r |''HlS POPCEAR Hotel is now provided wito
1 a Passenger Elevator (the only one in the
city laud has been remodeled and newly fur
nished. The proprietor, wlio by recent purchase
is also the owner of the establishment, spares
neither pains nor expense In the entertainment
of his guests. The patronage of Florida visit
ors is earnestly invited. The table of tile
Screven House is supplied with every luxury
that the markets at home or abroad can afford.
THE MORRISON HOUSE.
One of the Largest Boarding Houses in the
\ FFORDS pleasant South rooms, good board
1 V with pure Artesian Water, at prices to suit
those wishing tattle, regular or transient accom
modations. Northeast corner Broughton and
Drayton s' mets, opposite Marshall House.
PRINTER AND BOOKBINDER.
18k FimtHHK YEAHS-188] ;
At the ItiialtieMH, nnxl tin
atrltll lln- Music all Hit- Time.
GEO. N. NICHOLS,
I iLANK BOOKS.
Kvcrwthluif taimpleic (or tho
lira! Work, No Miotic It > vioik.
uicu. No poor work.
FRUIT AND GROCERIES.
IB EOT WORD!
D. B. Lester
NEW PACK TOMATOES CHEAP.
CHOICE LOBSTERS 15c. per can.
GOOD AMERICAN SARDINES 6e per box.
TEN LARGE CAKES OF SOAP for 25c.
GOOD TEA 35c., SIX:, and 75c. per pound.
A PURE TABLE WINE 81 per gallon.
NEW SWISS CHEESE CHEAP.
A PURE MIXED CANDY 15c. per pound.
BEST ENGLISH TABLETS 25c. per pound.
I am offering GREAT BARGAINS in FINE
OLD SHERRY and PORT WINES.
D. B. LESTER,
21 Whitaker Street.
Mutual Co-Operative Association,
UNDER ODD FELLOWS’ HALL,
—IB HEADQUARTERS FOR—
Cross & Blackwell’s Preserves,
—AND ANYTHING IN—
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
John R. Withington, Agt.
Rust Proof Oats, Seed Rye,
And all kinds of VEGETABLES and FRUITS
By every steamer.
25 Cars Oats, 25 Cars Hay,
50 Cars Corn.
GRITS, MEAL, CORN EYE BEAN, PEAS,
and feed of all kinds.
155 BAY’ STREET.
Warehouse in S., F. & W. R'y Yard.
T. P. BOND & CO.
FINE GRAPES IN SMALL BASKETS
Pears, Apples, Cabbages,
Onions, Potatoes, Lemons.
Seed Rye and Oats,
GRAIN, HAY AND FEED.
Large buyers are urged to get our prices be
169 BAY ST,
W. D. SIMKINS_& CO,
A. M. & C. W. WEST,
LIBERTY & WHITAKER STS.'
HAVE THEIR USUAL LARGE AND COM
PLETE STOCK OF
Staple and Imported Groceries
And Table Luxuries,
and are ready ft* the new season’s bnsiness.
Particular attention given to orders from
families who live away from Savannah.
CMestrn i Sami
Commencing SUNDAY, MAY 15th, this Com
par.y will sell round trip tickets to
CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT AN3
By following Trains and at following Rates:
By train leaving Sundays only, at 6:45 a. M.t re
turning, leave Charleston at 3:35 p. m., Port
Royal 8:30 and Beaufort 8:45 p. M same
day J 1 00
By train leaving Sunday only at 6:45 A. M,;re
tuiWiug, leave Charleston Monday morn
ing |2 00
By train leaving Saturday at 8:23 p. n.: return
ing, leave Charleston Monday morning. 82 50
By train leaving Saturday at 12:26 p. m : return
ing, leave Charleston Monday morning $3 00
Tickets for sale at WM. BREN’S, Bull street
ami at Depot. E. P. MeSWTNEY,
Gen. Pass. Agent.
FAINTS AND OILS.
JOHN G. BUTLER,
WHITE LEADS, COLORS, OILS, GLASS,
M VARNISH. ETC.; READY MIXED
PAINTS; RAILROAD, STEAMER AND MILL
SUPPLIES, SASHES, Doors, BLINDS AND
BUILDERS' HARDWARE. Sole Agent for
GEORGIA LIME, CALCINED PLASTER, CE
MENT. HAIR ami LAND PLASTER
6 Whitaker Street, Savannah, Georgia
1N6.) Clir.li MORPHY, 1865.
House, Sign and Ornamental Painting
IIUKCTTED NEATLY and with dispatch.
I J paiJiU. Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, W indow
Glasses, stc., u Intimates furnubad ou sp
COM,NtU chMjRKSH and DRAYTON 8T&.
Ib si of (iirtsl Churuk.